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Birth body length, birth body weight and birth head circumference in neonates born in a single centre between 2011 and 2016

Beata Pawlus1, Andrzej Wiśniewski2, Paweł Kubik1, Katarzyna Milde3, Leszek Gmyrek1, Ewa Pęsko1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0108
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Pubmed: 29303213
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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(11):599-605.
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  1. Szpital Specjalistyczny im. Świętej Rodziny SP ZOZ w Warszawie, ul. Madalińskiego 25, 02-544 Warszawa, Poland
  2. Centralne Laboratorium Badawcze, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego, ul. Marymoncka 34, 00-968 Warszawa, Poland
  3. Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego w Warszawie, Katedra Nauk Biomedycznych, Zakład Biometrii, u. Marymoncka 34, 00-968 Warszawa, Poland

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Vol 88, No 11 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-11-30

Abstract

   Objectives: Access to updated and accurate standards for local populations is important for the interpretation of body measurements in neonates and may have an impact on the doctor’s recommendations for monitoring early childhood development. Study aim: to present individual mean values for the most prevalent body measurements (i.e. birth body length (BBL), birth body weight (BBW) and birth head circumference (BHC)) in neonates and compare them to the duration of pregnancy. Material and methods: The measurements (BBL, BBW and BHC) were collected and analyzed from over 27,000 neonates born in a single center. All women with single pregnancies with gestation ranging from 33 to 42 weeks were included in the study. Results: Mean values and statistically significant standard deviation values from population standards of BBL, BBW, and BHC were evaluated for neonates that were born between the 33rd and 42nd week of gestation. Analysis was conducted for the lower limit (10th percentile), average (50th percentile) and upper limit (90th percentile). Conclusions: This was the first time in Polish literature when population standards were presented for three body meas­urements of neonates. With the size of the cohort, these standards can be successfully implemented into routine clinical practice, especially for screening children with body size deficits.  

Abstract

   Objectives: Access to updated and accurate standards for local populations is important for the interpretation of body measurements in neonates and may have an impact on the doctor’s recommendations for monitoring early childhood development. Study aim: to present individual mean values for the most prevalent body measurements (i.e. birth body length (BBL), birth body weight (BBW) and birth head circumference (BHC)) in neonates and compare them to the duration of pregnancy. Material and methods: The measurements (BBL, BBW and BHC) were collected and analyzed from over 27,000 neonates born in a single center. All women with single pregnancies with gestation ranging from 33 to 42 weeks were included in the study. Results: Mean values and statistically significant standard deviation values from population standards of BBL, BBW, and BHC were evaluated for neonates that were born between the 33rd and 42nd week of gestation. Analysis was conducted for the lower limit (10th percentile), average (50th percentile) and upper limit (90th percentile). Conclusions: This was the first time in Polish literature when population standards were presented for three body meas­urements of neonates. With the size of the cohort, these standards can be successfully implemented into routine clinical practice, especially for screening children with body size deficits.  

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Keywords

reference standards for neonates, body length, birth weight, birth head circumference

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Title

Birth body length, birth body weight and birth head circumference in neonates born in a single centre between 2011 and 2016

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 88, No 11 (2017)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

599-605

Published online

2017-11-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2017.0108

Pubmed

29303213

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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(11):599-605.

Keywords

reference standards for neonates
body length
birth weight
birth head circumference

Authors

Beata Pawlus
Andrzej Wiśniewski
Paweł Kubik
Katarzyna Milde
Leszek Gmyrek
Ewa Pęsko

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